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Potential retrofitting of existing campus buildings to green buildings

Zakaria, Rozana Binti, Foo, Kian Seng, Zin, Rosli Mohammad, Yang, Jay, & Zolfagharian, Samaneh (2012) Potential retrofitting of existing campus buildings to green buildings. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 178-181, pp. 42-45.

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Abstract

Green building is building that the focus is to maximize the energy efficiency and resources used. While, retrofitting is the process of renovate or refurnish the existing building. Therefore by retrofit existing buildings that comply with green building requirement, it improves the environmental attributes of the buildings. In Malaysia, existing buildings and its communities contribute over 40% of green house gases to the environment. This paper describes a study that explores the potential to retrofit existing campus buildings that response to sustainable green building standard. A validation survey was carried out and the data collected was analysed using SPSS in order to confirm the significance of retrofitting Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) buildings toward green building initiative. The results show that all the twenty eight identified green elements recorded average index of higher than 3.5 which means that there is significant needs to retrofit the existing buildings to green buildings. This study concludes that it is urgently need for the campus to response to green building requirements in order to achieve higher energy effeciency and this can be done through effective etrofitting of existing buildings.

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ID Code: 51298
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Campus, Existing Buildings, Green Buildings, Retrofitting
DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.178-181.42
ISSN: 1662-7482
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Trans Tech Publications Ltd.
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2012 08:43
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2012 10:58

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